Katrina Animals Pets ~ September 19, 2005
The Katrina Animal Rescue Resources webpage remains current. Posts for Katrina Animals Pets News from September 18 to August 28, 2005 are below today's post.
Note: The Katrina Animals Pets posts on this blog are mainly focused on larger or national animal rescue group efforts along with the local animal groups in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas. There are many local efforts of animal groups across the nation. Check your local newspapers and media outlets or ask your local animal groups.
As before, I direct you to:
Katrina National Animal Rescue Groups - Katrina Animal Action Daily Updates: [such as they are!!!]
* Noah’s Wish
* Best Friends
* Animal Emergency Response Network (Petfinder.com database)
See also Animal Rescue Resources on Katrina Help Wiki
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Katrina Animals Pets Issues
Heartening to see so many care about rescuing animals
Ventura County Star (subscription), CA
... a Louisiana animal welfare group right after Katrina struck: "During a time of disaster, such as the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, animals and pets ...
After the storm, donations pour in
... Far ahead of the pack in the Katrina disaster is the American Red Cross, which ... Humane Society of the United States has taken in $16 million to rescue animals. ...
Humane Society gets a new home
Old facility will be used for rescued hurricane animals
The Humane Society of Marion County has moved to a new location closer to downtown Ocala.
Now that the old facility is vacant, the Humane Society is allowing Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary to use it for dogs and cats rescued from hurricane-stricken areas.
Honore, who turned 58 Thursday, and his wife, Beverly, have four children. Oldest son Michael, 29, is an Army sergeant who recently was serving in Baghdad, Iraq. Their youngest child, Stephen, is 15.His oldest daughter, Stephanie, lives in Florida, where she recently gave birth to Honore's first grandson. His other daughter, Kimberly, lives in Kenner. She evacuated to Stephanie's home in St. Petersburg when Hurricane Katrina hit. But, like many evacuees, she left behind her pets.She e-mailed her father daily to rescue her cat, Gumbo, and hamster, Hammie. After 10 days in the city, Honore finally accomplished the search-and-rescue mission."I've got 80 helicopters in the air and we're trying to evacuate 20,000 people from the Convention Center, and she's e-mailing me every day about her cat," Honore said.A man of duty, the general followed orders. He made the trek to Jefferson Parish."The good news is they were OK," Honore said. "The cat was living large in that place."
Duo risks busts, bites to save pets
New York Daily News, NY
... When New Orleans was first evacuated, most residents who left assumed they would be home again within a day or two and left their pets behind. ...
Agencies try to help thousands of displaced Gulf Coast pets
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO
... doleful set of numbers: While some owners are tracking down their lost animals and joyfully reclaiming them, even more families are surrendering pets they no ...
In two weeks of traveling through Louisiana and Mississippi with the rescue trailer, the Humane Society of Missouri team alone has accounted for 1,000 rescues in the stricken area.